Top HR and Company Culture News of the Week – September 1, 2014

by Jimmy Winskowski on Sep 1, 2014 7:03:56 PM

bored-boyWhen it comes to keeping employees happy and productive, it's not just about big paychecks and exciting projects. It's about flexibility. That's one thing more and more employees say they want, but many bosses can't handle the implementation. How can you figure out whether a flexible working schedule is right for the employees in your company? HR expert Suzanne Lucas has a few great tips on making a flexible schedule work for you.

CULTURE_OF_COURAGEWinston Churchill once said that courage is the first of all virtues because it is the only one that guarantees all others. Forbes author Margie Warrell believes that courage is also what it takes to set a bold course for yourself and your organization, engage in a courageous conversation, forge new ground, and to be decisive in uncertainty. See how you can create a culture of courage in your company in her new piece on Forbes.com, "Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery."

when-americans-workDid you know that over half of creative workers (probably a good percentage of your workforce) don't start their workday until after 9:00 am? Does this mean that a typical 8:00 - 5:00 schedule might not be right for many workers? For the answer to that question, check out this infographic from Fast Co. Design and author Shaunacy Ferro (you'll be shocked at how many creatives are hard at work well into the late hours of the night...)

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